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The Best 2022 NFL Free Agents

From Davante Adams and Chris Godwin to Super Bowl champs Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr., presenting the very best players on the market in NFL free agency.

The clock showed all zeroes and the celebrations had begun. By a final tally of 23-20, the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Cincinnati Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI. But the end of the game also marked the beginning of a transition for some, possibly including future Hall of Fame linebacker Von Miller.

For Miller and others, free agency has essentially arrived.

Depending on how things shake out, Miller’s days celebrating as a Ram could be over as soon as March 16 when free agency begins at the start of the 2022 league year. The same goes for teammates like Sony Michel, Odell Beckham Jr., and Darious Williams.

All told, there’s a ton of talent on the board this offseason. With Davante Adams figuring to be the biggest prize of all, let’s run down the list of the top NFL free agents for 2022.

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2022 NFL Top Free Agents

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

WR Davante Adams (Packers)

  • Age: 29
  • Expiring contract: 4 years, $58,000,000
  • 2021 salary: $12,687,500

Click here to read Boardroom’s preview of Davante Adams’ free agency.

WR Chris Godwin (Buccaneers)

  • Age: 25
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $15,983,000
  • 2021 salary: $15,983,000

LB Von Miller (Rams)

  • Age: 32
  • Expiring contract: 6 years, $114,100,000
  • 2021 salary: $722,223

T Terron Armstead (Saints)

  • Age: 30
  • Expiring contract: 5 years, $65,000,000
  • 2021 salary: $10,967,500

LB Chandler Jones (Cardinals)

  • Age: 31
  • Expiring contract: 5 years, $82,500,000
  • 2021 salary: $15,500,000

CB J.C. Jackson (Patriots)

  • Age: 26
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $3,384,000
  • 2021 salary: $3,384,000

WR Allen Robinson (Bears)

  • Age: 28
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $17,980,000
  • 2021 salary: $17,980,000

T Orlando Brown (Chiefs)

  • Age: 25
  • Expiring contract: 4 years, $6,871,945
  • 2021 salary: $3,384,000

G Brandon Scherff (Commanders)

  • Age: 30
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $18,036,000
  • 2021 salary: $18,036,000

WR Mike Williams (Chargers)

  • Age: 27
  • Expiring contract: 4 years, $19,749,928
  • 2021 salary: $15,680,000

DE Jadeveon Clowney (Browns)

  • Age: 29
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $8,000,000
  • 2021 salary: $8,000,000

S Marcus Williams (Saints)

  • Age: 25
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $10,612,200
  • 2021 salary: $10,612,000

WR Odell Beckham Jr. (Rams)

  • Age: 29
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $4,250,000
  • 2021 salary: $4,250,000

DE Randy Gregory (Cowboys)

  • Age: 29
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $2,100,000
  • 2021 salary: $2,100,000

S Jesse Bates (Bengals)

  • Age: 24
  • Expiring contract: 4 years, $4,947,814
  • 2021 salary: $2,433,000

CB Carlton Davis (Buccaneers)

  • Age: 25
  • Expiring contract: 4 years, $4,393,113
  • 2021 salary: $2,433,000

CB Stephon Gilmore (Panthers)

  • Age: 31
  • Expiring contract: 5 years, $65 million
  • 2021 salary: $6,091,505

S Tyrann Mathieu (Chiefs)

  • Age: 29
  • Expiring contract: 3 years $42,000,000
  • 2021 salary: $14,800,000

WR/RB Cordarelle Patterson (Falcons)

  • Age: 30
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $3,000,000
  • 2021 salary: $3,000,000

TE Rob Gronkowski (Buccaneers)

  • Age: 32
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $8,000,000
  • 2021 salary: $8,000,000

Other Notable 2022 NFL Free Agents

Players listed alphabetically.

  • LB Anthony Barr (Vikings)
  • RB Le’Veon Bell (Buccaneers)
  • WR Antonio Brown (Buccaneers)
  • T Duane Brown (Seahawks)
  • DE Calais Campbell (Ravens)
  • LB Jamie Collins (Patriots)
  • RB James Conner (Cardinals)
  • QB Andy Dalton (Bears)
  • TE Evan Engram (Giants)
  • RB Leonard Fournette (Buccaneers)
  • WR Michael Gallup (Cowboys)
  • WR A.J. Green (Cardinals)
  • DE Everson Griffen (Vikings)
  • CB Joe Haden (Steelers)
  • WR DeSean Jackson (Raiders)
  • C Jason Kelce (Eagles)
  • S Devin McCourty (Patriots)
  • RB Jerick McKinnon (Chiefs)
  • RB Sony Michel (Rams)
  • QB Cam Newton (Panthers)
  • CB Josh Norman (49ers)
  • G Andrew Norwell (Jaguars)
  • S Jabrill Peppers (Giants)
  • CB Patrick Peterson (Vikings)
  • DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Buccaneers)
  • CB D.J. Reed (Seahawks)
  • T Riley Reiff (Bengals)
  • WR Demarcus Robinson (Chiefs)
  • WR Emmanuel Sanders (Bills)
  • WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (Steelers)
  • WR/ST Matthew Slater (Patriots)
  • DT Ndamukong Suh (Buccaneers)
  • LB Leighton Vander Esch (Cowboys)
  • CB Darious Williams (Rams)
  • QB Jameis Winston (Saints)
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